CDBG Program

Draft FY 2019-20 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reporting (CAPER)

The CAPER details the uses of CDBG funds and achievements for FY 2019-20.  The draft document is available for public review at the link below between October 1, 2020 and October 15, 2020.  Written comments on the CAPER will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on October 15, 2020 and can be emailed to

The City Council will conduct  public meeting to consider the item at October 20, 2020 City Council meeting.  In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Laguna Niguel City Council Chambers are closed to the public until further notice. Members of the public may submit comments on any agenda item or on any item not on the agenda in writing via mail to “City Council” at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 or by email to the City Clerk at:

CDBG Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.  

Each year, the City receives approximately $200,000 of CDBG funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity meet one of the following three broad national objectives:

  1. Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
  3. Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)

The following examples of the activities and services that the City has implemented with CDBG funding: 

  • Niguel Woods Street Improvement project
  • Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
    Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
  • Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) or (888) 600-4357  24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and Referral specialists.

Fair Housing

The City contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County to provide fair housing services. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights. If you have been the victim of housing discrimination or have a landlord/tenant issue, call (714)569-0823 or go to the Fair Housing of OC’s website.